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Current News, Events, and Press Releases

ITA Announces Temporary Cost Reduction and Fee Elimination for Several Export Services
These efforts are intended to encourage the export of non-COVID-19-treatment-related “Made in the USA” products around the world in this moment of economic transition and recovery.
SBA's Office of Small Business Advocacy's COVID-19 Resources
SBA's Office of Small Business Advocacy continues to gather resources from across the federal government to help small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic
Maryland SBDC Hosting Free Business Webinars in July
The Maryland SBDC is hosting free webinars for small businesses in July. Take a look!
Maryland SBDC to Hold Free Virtual Women's Entrepreneurs Conference
The MD SBDC will host a virtual Women's Entrepreneurs Conference on June 23rd. The conference is free, but registration is required.
HUBZone Webinar on New Program Regulations to be Held June 9th
Changes to the SBA's HUBZone Program are here. Tune in to the SBA webinar on June 9th at 2:00 PM. for an update about what's ahead. The webinar is free, but registration is required.
MBE Program Update
The Office of Minority Business Enterprise (OMBE), while operating under the governor's social distancing directives, will continue to process requests for certification.
SBR Recertification
If you are certified as an SBR vendor, please visit your eMMA vendor profile to determine your recertification date.
Governor Hogan Closes Bars, Dine-In Restaurants, Movie Theaters and Gyms
Governor Larry Hogan announced that all bars, dine-in restaurants, movie theaters, and gyms will close at 5:00 p.m. today - Monday, March 16, 2020.
MD Agencies Launch New Web Page Dedicated to Business Resourses in Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak
The MD Dept. of Commerce and several other state agencies launched a new webpage dedicated to business resources during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
SBA Announces Availability of Economic Disaster Loans
SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in small business assistance and can be used to cover payroll, cover inventory, pay debt or other expenses.
COVID-19 Notice for MD SBDC Clients, Stakeholders and Partners
The Maryland SBDC is making adjustments to its service delivery during the COVID-19 health emergency.
SBA Certification Process for Women-Owned Small Businesses Will Change July 1, 2020
Once the changes go into effect, you will have to either certify through an approved third-party entity or go through SBA’s FREE online certification at
Empowering Women Entrepreneurs
The Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs is hosting "Empowering Women Entrepreneurs: Unlock Your Path to Purpose, Profit and Prosperity" on March 26th. Register today!
USDA Announces Rural Energy Funding for Ag Producers and Small Rural Businesses
Recipients can use REAP funding to install renewable energy systems such as biomass, geothermal, hydropower and solar.
Applications Now Open for TEDCO's Investment Funds
TEDCO, MD’s economic engine for technology companies, is now accepting investment applications for its Rural Business Innovation Initiative, Builder Fund, Seed Funds, and MD Venture Fund.